Venetian planning third poker Extravaganza

March 22, 2016 3:02 AM


The DeepStack Extravaganza II Tournament at the Venetian wraps up this Sunday. The next event will be the DeepStack Extravaganza III Warm Up taking place May 16-26 with a $420,500 prize pool. The main event will follow.

DeepStack Extravaganza III will be held May 26-July 24 and has a whopping $16 million prize pool. This is one of the most popular poker tournament festivals in the world. With five major events a year there is always great tournament action and excitement. For a complete schedule visit:

Downtown Grand

The resort is featuring new electronic table games on the casino floor. The Tablemaster Fusion by Bally Technologies comes equipped with titles such as Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Best The Set “21” and Royal Match 21. The game boasts a large HD display and graphics, 22-inch player touch-screens and five attractive video dealers to entice players.

The SHFL Fusion is an automated Roulette game that comes standard with 22-inch player touch-screens, countdown timer for spin cycles and camera displays of live ball drop with superior visibility. The property recently repositioned its casino floor area to make room for these new electronic table games. For more information or to book a stay visit


The next Preferred Players Tournament will be held Saturday, May 7. Stay tuned for some new prizes and more details in the coming weeks.


The Gambling Hall is the place that made poker famous. Iconic among poker players for its unmatched legacy in the game today, The poker room offers 10 tables in a contemporary setting with large screen TVs throughout the room.

Poker players will experience excellent service and some of the best deals in the game, including a $4 rake on all cash games, $2 in comps per hour on rated live poker play, tableside food service, and special room rates (available at the Four Queens.)

Players can participate in daily tournaments, Binion’s Poker Classic, poker promotions and other special offers. For a limited time only, players can earn live poker cash back, up to $400 per week. Get details in the poker room. Daily poker tournaments are held at 1 p.m. ($100 buy-in all days except Saturday is $160 with a $10,000 prize pool) and 7 p.m. (all $70 buy-ins.)

Good luck, and may the “nuts” be with you!

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: